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++ Xenograg. I've completely fogot about this approach.

Just to expand the idea a little bit, you (the OP) could create an e-mail address specific for this task (assuming the mail server resides on the same machine as the Perl log script*). For an example system_log@your_domain.com.

Then you can, as Xenograg wisely suggested, make a script that checks this e-mail account and do the append stuff. This approach has at least two advantages from my original post:
  1. You don't have to make a "valid e-mail addresses" list, since this account will only receive e-mails from inside the company and therefore won't be "exposed" (if I've understood correctly).
  2. You can even treat information that was or not logged by looking if the e-mail message was already read or not.

* I've stated this for the sake of performance and to the application to be practical. If the mail server is in another machine I think this could get a little messy.

Best regards,

In reply to Re: using Email to Perl to append to a changelog.txt, html, or .xls? by DaWolf
in thread using Email to Perl to append to a changelog.txt, html, or .xls? by Sclous

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